The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, says the activities of the #BringBackOurGirls group has become troublesome and a threat to the public and should be controlled from now on.
IGP Idris, who stated this when the National Council for Women Societies visited him yesterday, said “the activities of the BBOG in Abuja, the nations capital recently is becoming worrisome and a threat to public peace and order.
“The #BringBackOurGirls protagonist must understand that in their exercise of their rights, they must not trample on other people’s right through over dramatisation of emotions, self serving propaganda and disrespect of public holders.
“While exercising their constitutional rights to assemble freely, they should be mindful of freedom of movement of other persons enshrined in chapter 4, section 41 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended. Pressure groups should not resort to arm twisting the government to achieve their aim.”
While stating that enough is enough for the BBOG, the IGP further noted that the Police will not sit on the fence and watch such a scenerio unfold as the rights of the law abiding citizens must be protected within the context of the law.
The IGP, however, asked the group to tread with caution and channel their grievances within the ambit of the law, noting that processions carried out by this group should be in accordance with the law so as to avoid miscreants seizing the opportunity to cause disturbance of public peace.
Earlier, the president, National Council for Women Society, Mrs Laraba Shoda had called for calm in the clash between the Police and the BBOG, urging the IGP to handle the issue carefully as it affects the lives of some young Nigeria girls.